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The future of the urban community college : shaping the pathways to a multiracial democracy / Gunder Myran, Curtis L. Ivery, Michael H. Parsons, Charles Kinsley, editors.



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San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, 2013.
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  • 111 pages ; 23 cm.
"Summer 2013."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • The future of the urban community college / Gunder Myran, Michael H. Parsons
  • The urban crisis and pathways to a multiracial democracy / Curtis L. Ivery
  • A new leadership paradigm for the 21st century / Calvin Woodland, Michael S. Parsons
  • The future-shaping function of the governing board / Rosemary Gillett-Karam
  • The employability gap and the community college role in workforce development / Gunder Myran, Curtis L. Ivery
  • Reframing community partnerships / Jerry Sue Thornton
  • Increasing the relevance of curricular and student services in the urban community college / Eduardo J. Padron
  • Achieving a multiracial democracy on campus / Rufus Glasper
  • Capacity building: reshaping urban community college resources in response to emerging challenges / Wright L. Lassiter, Jr.
  • The new community college business and finance model / Gunder Myran.
America's biggest cities are pulse points for the entire country. Already weakened by decades of decline, their uneven recovery from the Great Recession has resulted in the further concentration of prosperity in a few and hardship for all the rest. Their citizens similiarly reflect widening disparity between the wealthiest and poorest, threatening an endangered middle class that used to be the proudest measure of our economic and democratic ideals. Urban community colleges are undergoing rapid, multidimensional changes in response to the new conditions and demands everywhere. The challenge for all, regardless of size or location is to reinvent themselves so they can better meet the particular needs of their respective communities. This national higher-education mandate is vital to democracy itself, especially given the multiracial nature of metropolitan areas, where challenges and opportunities have always been most pronounced. The future is as unpredicatble as the events that brought us to this critical juncture. Spurred by outside pressure and support as well as deep commitment from within, urban colleges are vigorously exploring new strategies for sustainability and success. In this volume, some of the most prominent practitioners examine every major aspect of the change-engagement process, including the role of governing boards, workforce development, community partnerships and redesign of outdated business and finance models.
Myran, Gunder A., editor.
Ivery, Curtis L., editor.
Parsons, Michael H., editor.
Kinsley, Charles, editor.
New directions for community colleges, 0194-3081 ; number 162
New directions for community colleges ; number 162.

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